Many of you may be in Bobst right now, slaving away on what will be the last paper or final of your undergraduate career. With the end of an era looming over head, we still have a few more days of the best four years of our lives. To ensure that you maximize the fun and crazy things you can only do under the moniker of a college student, we’ve compiled a bucket list for then end of your senior year. As a second semester senior, this is the one time when being drunk every day is not only acceptable, but encouraged. So blow off your papers, procrastinate like your studying it in Gallatin, and check some items off of our “fuck it” list.
So if you can’t be flippantly irresponsible because you actually do need to turn something in to ensure that you graduate, then you should have fun while doing it. Fill up your water bottle with your elixir of choice and hit the stacks. Ernest Hemingway said it best: “Write drunk; edit sober.”
Drink With A Professor
We all have at least one professor that we have come to love over our four years. Why not invite them out for a celebratory drink. Maybe they’ll even foot the bill? But in all honesty, most professors do really care about their students, so we should show them that we feel the same way.
Brown Bag A Bus Tour
So remember when you were about to move to New York and you couldn’t wait to check out all of the exciting monuments like the Empire State Building or Times Square? Don’t worry, we never got around to doing it either, because we didn’t want to seem lame in front of our freshman friends either. But now you’re older, hopefully wiser, and if you’re leaving after graduation you’re probably a little nostalgic. Grab a tall boy or 6, wrap it up, and hop on a bus tour to see the sights.
Hook Up With Your TA
We’ve already discussed the advantages and shortcomings of dating your TA, but as long as you wait until you’re not in their class, you’re good to go. It may feel a little taboo, but that’s half of the fun.
Jump In The Fountain
Although the days of jumping into the fountain in your cap and gown are over, it doesn’t mean that you can’t still have some fun. As the city starts to heat up, we’re going to have to look for ways to cool off. You may notice that you’re the only person in the fountain over the age of 8, but it will make you feel young again. That’s exactly what we need right now, with everyone mentioning being an “adult,” and venturing out into the “real world.”
The Grand Slam
The grand slam is a elusive title. As a senior, it is your duty to hook up with a freshman, sophomore, junior, and a senior. Don’t worry if the freshmen may be younger than your little brother or sister – just drink up and drop trou.
Streak The Park
Although we technically don’t have a campus, we’ve adopted Washington Square Park as our makeshift center of NYU. This does, however, make it a little more risky to perform the quintessential college tradition of streaking the quad. Few of us have or will ever do it as it will surely result in your arrest. But if you have the *balls* to do it then we commend you.
This list is in no way exhaustive; rather, it’s just a starting point to get you going on your own personal “fuck it” list. After four years tucked away in some forgotten corner of Bobst, we deserve our fun. If you’ve got anything – an event or maybe even a challenge – to add, feel free to leave it in the comments.